Android vs iOS: Android was the top selling OS of 2016

Android wins on a global level

Android vs iOS is the most common struggle in the smartphone market; however, the winner is very clear.  Trimester after trimester, Android continues on strengthening its mobile platform dominant position with overwhelming figures, and the third trimester of this year was not going to be less. The last data of the firm Strategy Analytics indicates so; one more time, they made clear that Google’s mobile system will continue being leader for much longer

Android is presented in a myriad of proposals, ranging from the most basic terminals to the most expensive, modern devices; this range goes through increasingly more interesting options, one better than the other. The formula has worked wonders.

Android was crowned leader a few years ago. Since then, not only it hasn’t left the throne, but its numbers have kept rising. Like it happened this last trimester. According to Strategy Analytics, the platform has grown with respect to the same period of last year. Both distributing terminals and on its market share.

The third trimester of 2016 registered a total of 375 million sold smartphones, of which 328 million came with Google’s mobile system installed by default. That’s an increase of more than 10% compared to the same period of last year.

Android vs iOS: Sales Comparison

Android vs iOS

This are the data provided by one of the companies responsible for studying the market. Another famous company has launched its own study of the smartphone market during this past 2016; as a final winner, they also concluded it was Google Android system. Now, we’ll attach images and graphics provided by Gartner where they showed Android sweeping the market, holding 80% of the smartphones sells on the market this 2016. To understand the magnitude of what this suggests, basically, out of 10 smartphone owners, 8 of them have an Android.

The percentage of sales of Android is overwhelming; as it was stated before, it represents 81.7% of all those smartphones distributed during the 2016. Gartner has been commissioned to give figures regarding mobile operating systems.

And not only does it demonstrate the supremacy of Android and iOS, ibut also shows us the null presence that have Windows devices have in the market. Let alone Blackberrys and their absence in the market.

The trend is completely reverse for iOS by Apple: in the second trimester of 2016, they conquered just a 12.9% of the market. Almost the 2% less with regard to the previous year. Founded in 1979, Gartner explained that the Cupertino company recorded a decline of 7.7% on its sales.

Android vs iOS: The fall of Windows Mobile

Android vs iOS

In its totality, Android and iOS are the leaders of the telephone market. Both represent 99% of smartphones sells around the world.

Android’s numbers monopolize tablets and mobile of all ranges. We already know that one of the factors that has led this platform to success is that we can find devices of all prices, something that seems impossible for its main competition, iOS. But that’s not something that happens with the Microsoft System: the company has focused on providing very cheap smartphones with Windows Mobile, without success. In view of the results thrown by all analysts regarding Smartphone sales worldwide, Microsoft will have to seriously consider leaving the competition for being an insignificant company in the field.

Android vs iOS: Android over all

While it is true that Android commands with a firm hand on all the statistics, it is also worth pointing out the importance of these data. Many companies and manufacturers normally use this Android mobile system; from Huawei to the Samsung itself. IOS is only one company, Apple. Therefore, its participation is admirable since they monopolize an important 20% on sales on a global level, a fact that if you add up to all its devices having a high price since they are always high end devices, it makes it more amazing.

The large conglomerate of brands that are committed to Android allows Google’s OS to outperform Apple in absolutely all markets. Margins differ greatly; from the mere three points of Great Britain to the 10 of the United States, up to 75 in Spain.




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